Category: Fire Department News

Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 614 E Daniel $1,872,000 11-03-20 Alteration Office Space         2020 Overall Construction Value to Date: $202,441,650


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 2006 N Prospect $1,224,345 10-22-20 Alteration Retail – Burlington         2020 Overall Construction Value to Date: $200,378,192


Champaign Firefighters Receive the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Unit Citation Award

The Champaign Fire Department is honored to announce that five firefighters have been awarded the Unit Citation Award for their courageous efforts to rescue two fire victims during a fire in a residence on December 21, 2019. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has awarded Lieutenant Jason Rector (Squad 171), Firefighter Josh […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 1907 S Fourth Str $324,995 10-13-20 Alteration RIPE Transformation 504 Stoughton $4,479,721 10-12-20 New 6 story multi-family           2020 […]


Champaign Fire Department Adapts During Fire Prevention Week 2020

The Champaign Fire Department needed to find innovative ways during the Covid-19 pandemic, to provide public outreach during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10th, 2020. Typically, suppression and fire prevention personnel can be found at the Market Place Mall providing a variety of materials and fun, educational activities for children of all ages. The Champaign Fire […]


Firefighter Recruitment Continues

The firefighter recruitment process is continuing on schedule. Two hundred and three applications were submitted by the application deadline of October 2nd. This is consistent with the number of applications submitted during previous recruitments and a very positive result given the uncertainty of conducting this recruitment during the pandemic. Fortunately, the testing vendor, National Testing […]


Champaign Fire Department Awarded Grant for Fire Officer and Incident Safety Officer Training

The Champaign Fire Department completed the application process for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant made available to fire departments to fund professional development training for future fire officers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the grant which will provide funding to the Champaign Fire Department for Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, and Incident […]


Residential Fire – 1613 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire outside a home at 1613 Hedge Road, Monday, September 7, 2020, at 2:31 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that began outside the single-family residence. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire outside this single-story home. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and […]


Champaign County Fire Departments Awarded Grant for Personal Protective Equipment

The Champaign Fire Department completed the application process for a regional Assistance to Firefighters Grant made available to fire departments to help offset unanticipated costs for Personal Protective Equipment associated with the COVID-19 response. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the grant which will provide funding to ten Champaign County Fire Departments who chose […]


Adult Fire Explorer Program Mock Interviews

On August 15, 2020, staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments hosted virtual mock interviews for participants in the 2020 Adult Fire Explorers Program. In this voluntary component of the Adult Fire Explorers Program, participants were provided the opportunity to experience and practice the oral interview step of the firefighter hiring process. Mock interviewers […]